A retired member of SEAL Team Six, writing under the name of “Mark Owen,” reportedly put pen to paper (and the help of a co-author) and is going to tell what really happened on the raid that took out Osama Bin Laden. Bet your ass that Obama and his National Security team are quite nervous because this story will blow holes in the yarn spun by the White House. According to the New York Times:

A detailed first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by a member of the Navy SEALs who participated in the mission and was present at Bin Laden’s death, will be released next month, the publisher said on Wednesday.

A closely held secret within Penguin, the publishing house that is planning to release it on Sept. 11, the book promises to be one of the biggest titles of the year, with the potential to rattle the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Titled “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” the book was written by a member of the SEALs who is using the pseudonym Mark Owen. Dutton, the imprint of Penguin that acquired the book, said he used a pen name and changed the names of other SEAL members for security reasons.

The author, a former member of SEAL Team 6, was a leader in the operation that resulted in the death of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. According to a description of the book provided by the publisher, the author gives a “blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death.” It describes the book as “an essential piece of modern history.”

Why is this book being written? Real simple.

It is a response to the lies of the White House and Obama’s effort to use SEAL Team Six as a campaign prop. It is, like this ad, a reaction by professionals sickened by Obama’s being a wannabe poseur:

Let’s review what Obama really did in the lead up to the hit on Bin Laden.

First, Obama drug his feet on going after Bin Laden. CIA was ready to go in January of 2011, but Obama said no. It was only when Leon Panetta advised the President that he would have to brief Congress that the CIA believed it had located Bin Laden, that Obama relented and allowed the Op to go forward.

Second, Obama made sure that if things went sour that the military and Panetta would shoulder the blame.

In case you can’t read the scribble, here is the “translation:”

Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault.

The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.

Third, the cover story put in place to protect the mission and its operators was abandoned by Obama and his National Security team. Originally, according to an old friend who was involved with this op, Bin Laden’s demise was going to be announced as a result of a drone strike in an isolated area along the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. We secured the tacit approval of senior Pakistani Generals to allow the hit in Abottabad to go forward with the understanding that we (the United States) would not finger Pakistan for protecting and harboring Bin Laden. When the helocopter went down, Obama and his team panicked. They decided they could not stick with the cover story and unilaterally decided to go public.

Apologists, like CNN’s Peter Bergen, have bought into this bullshit. They argue that because the helo crashed Obama had no choice and the cat was out of the bag. Horseshit!!

All we had to say was that a helo crashed while transporting U.S. military personnel to a meeting in Pakistan. We did not have to admit one damn thing about what the chopper was actually doing and, more importantly, there was nothing on board the helo afterwards that would have given up the mission.

“But it crashed in Bin Laden’s yard?” the apologists will whine. So what. Who was going to admit that? Not the Pakistanis. Remember, in the immediate aftermath of the raid the Pakistanis went house to house confiscating cell phones and cameras to prevent any images from getting out. That alone is prima facie evidence the Paks knew what was coming. They did not want the shame of admitting they had been harboring a mass murderer. The only way the world learned about this was because Obama and his team could not wait to get on air and do a victory lap. This was all about politics.

The day after the announcement that Bin Laden was dead, Obama’s minions were out lying their asses off about what actually happened in the compound. And they fed this line of bullshit to gullible, clueless writers like Nick Schmidle, who penned a fantasy piece in the August New Yorker.

The book set to come out on 9-11 will blow a big hole in the Obama story. Let’s not forget that Obama, rather than keep his damn mouth shut, quickly gave approval for his subordinates to work with Hollywood to produce a Obama friendly version of the killing of Bin Laden. To hell with the truth, they only cared about being re-elected.

Mark Owen, the psuedo of the author of the upcoming book, is going to catch some major hell. Watch the Pentagon and the Department of Justice try to shut this down. But the goal is not to protect operational details and mission sensitive secrets. The goal is to prevent the truth from coming out that will expose the lie of Obama’s spiking the football and trying to make personal political hay out of this mission. That’s what is up.

If you care to go back and look at my expose on the lies surrounding the Obama raid, here are the links:


Looking at the Timeline of the New Yorker Killing Bin Laden Story

Boy, I was Wrong About Nick Schmidle

More Killing Osama Bullshit Courtesy of Obama White House

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • Frank

    Pretty much figured that is how it would come down once the truth came out. Word of mouth from a “Kenyan” citizen is not to be believed in most cases anyway.

    • MattMusson

      The Obama Presidency was never even viable without a worshipful press.

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  • lola828

    Where is the NQ post about FOX News outing the Seal who is writing this upcoming book and now we have all these Al Qaeda groups threatening to take this guy out?

    “Users on several militant Islamic websites affiliated with al-Qaida have posted the name and photo of a former Navy SEAL identified as the author of an upcoming book on the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The posts called for his “destruction” in revenge for the al-Qaida founder’s killing.”

    “Fox News on Thursday identified the author of the book, which is titled “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” as a 36-year-old former SEAL from Wrangell, Alaska. ”


    Where is the outrage that FOX News would out this guy? Come on Larry Johnson and NQbots. What are you waiting for? Here is FOX News originally outting this guy:


    • lola828

      As expected “crickets” from Larry Johnson and the NQ crowd….. always hypocracy on NQ.

  • doc99

    You can pre-order on Amazon. If you use the Noquarter Amazon link, both the site and the Seals get paid – Win-Win

  • binky354

    I don’t think Obama needs to worry about this book. The Democrats already in the tank for him won’t bother to read it, so their minds will not be changed.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    I think that I’ll just reserve judgement until I read the book, which is ironically timed for release the day before the iPhone 5 rollout. One observation: If the book really does represent the true story, why is the Pentagon so worried about it? Having had some experience with SEALS, including getting shot at while in their company, I am fairly confident that no operationally sensitive secrets will be compromised in the book. What politically sensitive secrets will be compromised are a matter of speculation until the book is out in the public domain.

  • Dave L.

    We all know that it really happened just like Barry said, WINK,WINK, and then he fell out of bed , hit his head and woke up !

  • skinny_malinky

    How was this raid going to be kept secret? It was on Twitter as it was happening. Pakistani journalists were already aware that the raid was happening, because people living around the compound knew something was going on.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Fair point. Perhaps some details would have never made it over the compond wall if the leaker in chief didn’t have a passion for pure political gain at great expense to the national security of this nation and the eroding relations with Pakaistan…

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      That is such bullshit. Yes, people living around the building knew something was going on. That’s why Pakistani military went door to door collecting cell phones and cameras. Got it? Remember how many pictures of the immediate aftermath came out? Maybe two. What you keep secret is that a US force hit the building. What you keep secret is the specific name of the unit carrying out the mission. You, obviously, have never done anything like this.

  • jrterrier

    I dare DOJ to prosecute “Mark Owen” when they are still investigating the White House leaks. I’d like to see those headlines.

    I think one of the most damning frames from the ad campaign by the former Seals and CIA officers is the one where Obama is seen briefing the Hollywood types in the Situation Room, with Spielberg looking lovingly up at him. To my eyes it is just so damning for the President to turn the killing of Bin Laden, with all the risk and the many losses in life and money that led to that day, into a Hollywood fantasy.

  • HARP2

    Obama Botches Rank Of Top Navy SEAL…

    President’s latest slip-up was calling Admiral William McRaven a general

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/2012/08/23/obama-botches-rank-top-navy-seal#ixzz24QZLUPUB

  • Popsmoke

    Yep this Seal is in for a world of hurt… I hope this was written without any neocon poliical pressure. Becuase if it was politically driven as it appear on the surface. It will destroy his creditability and the facts as they unfolded. I say politically driven because this seal broke his security agrrement by not submitting it through channels for review. I hope this is not the case but on the surface currently it has that “swiftboat” feel to it. I hope to be surprised the other way. But I have to wonder how this Seal is going to handle …press call?

    • TeakWoodKite

      So, the seal is in for a world of hurt you say? I would say it is a small number of Seals with first hand knowledge of what actually transpired. I would seriously doubt he who ever he is, would betray his brothers or any critical details that Obama himself has not leaked to the public domain.
      I am wondering what it would take Popsmoke for you to go where this cat is going. I am sure, given what consists of a normal day for a seal, ( like I have any idea) or even someone in the 101st to break the silence and “popsmoke” must a great deal. Well?
      I share your concerns about his motivations for his penmanship of his eyewitness account. If Penguin is smart, they would have vetted anything he says against what national security leaks Obama has committed. Obama betrayed these seals in the same way that Mrs. Wilson felt like she was “punched in the gut.”
      As I said at the outset, I really feel bad for the helo jockey that left his tail feathers on Humpty Dumpty’s wall.

      • Hokma

        The military are not big fans of Obama, but when Obama unprofessionally did his end-zone dance after the killing of Bin Laden and outed details of what transpired, Navy Seals were uniformly and permanently pissed off. Will anything happen to this former Seal over the book? Doubtful other than some slaps on the back from his peers.

        As far as “swift-boating,” this is not unlike what happened to John Kerry. What Kerry did was different and maybe worse. First was his coincidental 3 purple hearts which have become highly questionable. But what was far worse, was when Kerry returned to the U.S. and turned against the band of brothers in from of Congress by characterizing them as murders and rapists. That was the motivating factor that went behind the swift boat campaign against him.

        Obama’s grandstanding actions and his misuse of national security more supports the swift-boating he is getting.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Not sure where you are getting that this is a politically driven book. It is not advertised as such and to the best of my knowledge the author has made no political statements.

  • BronwynsHarbor

    Odd thing: The Fox News story claims that Kevin Maurer co-authored the book. I searched for new books by Kevin Maurer. This book is set to come out on September 4, 2012, and if its description is correct, it is NOT about bin Laden:

    Gentlemen Bastards: On the Ground in Afghanistan with America’s Elite Special Forces

    Kevin Maurer (Author)

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    On Fox its reported all thle money is going to families of fallen seals. the man who wrote this is a decorated former Seal, I absolutely believe he is doing this to set the record straight and made sure he will not hurt his fellow Seals, former or current.

    And I can understand why he didn’t go thru the DOD, considering it would have been shut down by Barry and his minions.

    I plan on buying 2 copies, one for me, and one to donate to my local library. And Good luck to the DOJ prosecutors going after the man who served this country so honorably, you people won’t go after John Corzine, but a Navy Seal who served this country honorably, oh yes go after him.

    • jrterrier

      I believe he was one of the commanders on the Bin Laden raid. He was also on the operation that rescued the boat from the Somalian pirates last year.

  • HObama HObamanana

    I am really looking forward to reading this. Going to stock up on coffee and popcorn.


    I should have posted this here instead of upstairs


    Fox News says it has identified SEAL author

    • NellieS

      Ugh! The Seal wrote the book under a psudonym to protect his and the team members from becoming known. Fox released the authors real name. Is there an epidemic of Super Stupid taking place in this country??

      • TeakWoodKite

        Sad to say NellieS, but true.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I am fairly upset that Fox would out him. It’s really made me reconsider my general respect for the network. I guess they decided to join in with the rest of worthless media outlets.

      • jrterrier

        not super stupid, just too much greed.

    • binky354

      Well, that’s just great isn’t it. Fox New identifying the SEAL author. Stupid damn media.

  • NellieS


    After reading you for years, I and most others have at least learned war really is hell.

    Thought it was the epitome of stupidity for Obama to take on the
    Seals. And Zero cannot say they did not give him several warnings.

    Veterans for a strong America posted a great 30 second video. Another Seal wrote in the WSJ on Feb 1, 2012, when again, during state of Union speech for 2012, Obama provided operational details.

    In all honesty, I am enjoying this particular bloodless “war”!! Operational plan developed and being executed. Looking forward to the Seals next move.

    Cannot believe that Obama, after they have told him repeatedly, CANNOT understand he needs to shut up and acknowledge the damage he has done to our Special Forces. As the 22 minute video released last week re-itereated over, and over again, that even a five year old could understand why it was necessary to keep operational details quiet as it can cost lives and ruin whatever plans or attempts are in progress.

    Obama just does not get it. So for myself, I am just going to sit back and watch this all unfold.

  • lola828

    I thought according to Larry Johnson all these Searls were missed off about secrecy and now we have Seals writing books and doing political Ads. A bunch of hypocritical morons. End of the day Bush said he did not care about Bin Laden and McCain said he would not go into Pakiststan versus Obama who put the emphasis back on Bin Laden and ultimately order the very risky operation.

    • DianaLC

      lola, don’t know if you’re a young girl or not but you sure write like a fourteen year old who is standing by her scumbag boyfriend.

      • Hokma

        Actually based on a comment from a prior thread I concluded that Lola is an afront to all self-respecting homo-sapiens and might find a more suitable audience by going to his local zoo and chatting with the baboons.

    • FormerLiberal9

      The POTUS knocked the lid off the need for secrecy when he gave Hollywood the script for the raid. He ignored the welfare of those who carried out the raid and the Doctor who helped us get Bin Laden. Loyalty of the military is a two way street if the actions of the POTUS put the military in harms way for an unjustifiable reason then the contract IMO is void. Using the raid for purely political reasons is such a unjustifiable reason.

      Obama has no honor while the Seals are constantly motivated by honor.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Spot on.

      • lola828

        Such a bunch of bullshit replies. There is no evidence the White House leaked any significant Seal or state secrets. Prove it!
        What we do have is a bunch of right-wing ex-seals out there doing political ads. That is a travesty. They should stay out of politics.
        There is no proof that anyone in the military or the Seals has a particularly negative view of Obama. Obama has been very very good to the military. He got their asses out of Iraq and is not getting them out of Afghanistan. He is also been a President that has done far more for Vets and their benefits than any recent President.
        To quote the head of the Navy Seals:
        “As if that wasn’t bad enough, along comes Adm. William McRaven, U.S. special operations commander and boss of the SEALS team that took down Osama bin Laden. McRaven, the most celebrated military figure of the moment, had words of high praise for Obama during a rare interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
        “What kind of commander in chief is he?” Blitzer asked.
        “The president of the United States is fantastic,” McRaven replied.”


        Now spin away that commnent….
        What Republicans have done to our military through Iraq, not a single person in the military should be voting for Republicans, and particularly Romney and all his Bush neocon advisors.

        • FormerLiberal9

          Gee Lola so sorry if I offended you. LOL LOL LOL

          • Hokma

            same tired idiot comments over and over again that make no sense. The guy is a bore.

            • FormerLiberal9

              l wouldn’t piss on him even if he was on Fire!!!

    • HELENK2

      maybe because for the first time that I can remember a president who takes an oath to protect the country has had to be told to SHUT THE HELL UP. HIs stupidity and dumbassed ego will get people killed, Every other president was smart enough to know that

      • TeakWoodKite

        “HIs stupidity and dumbassed ego will get people killed”. Most respectfully, Helenk…not will but has.

        • HELENK2

          you are right

    • HObama HObamanana

      all these Searls were missed off

      Gee lola, perhaps you should go back to using crayons and drawing us pictures. Did your mom finish the rest of your drivel? Or was that your parole officer?

      Since it’s obvious that you haven’t done well in school and Obama hasn’t done anything to improve your education, I’m going to try and help you with reading comprehension. Here is a simple sentence you will probably understand. Or you should, if Obama said it was ok for you to understand it.

      Lola crawled up Obama’s ass.

      Now let’s try a little reading comprehension; shall we? Answer this if you can. But no Googling or asking your mom. Just give it your best effort.

      Who crawled up Obama’s ass?

      I’ll give you a hint, it’s an Obot. Give up? The correct answer is lola. Starting to get how this works? There is this thing, in this case something called lola, and this thing does something, which in this case is crawling up Obama’s ass.

      Ok, so now that I’ve explained the easy stuff, let’s try something a little more difficult. Again, no cheating. Try to use that thing on top of your neck. And no, I’m not talking about that massive zit.

      Where did lola crawl?

      Come on lola, I know you can get this one right. The answer is so simple even an Obot can get it. No? Well, since I said I was going to help you, I’ll go ahead and give you the answer and maybe you might learn something after all.

      And the answer is………

      Up Obama’s ass.

      That wasn’t so hard, was it?

      • FormerLiberal9

        “Lola crawled up Obama’s ass.”

        Your wrong Lola fell out of Obama’s Azz.

    • TeakWoodKite

      “A bunch of hypocritical morons”.
      Hey LJ, I do not mind that Lola828 insults her own intelligence, but calling these Seals morons is WAY over the top.
      Man o man, the cretin doesn’t get the sacrifices these individuals make on behalf of a greatful nation that has for citizen some very ungrateful and ignorant twits.
      I am sure the redaction police will be out in force.

    • jrterrier

      i’m so happy that you are willing to call former seals, who have laid their lives on the line day after day for many years “hypocritical morons” based on nothing since you haven’t read the book.

      • lola828

        Sharpen your reading comprehension. These morons are doing politcal TV commericals and it does not matter what the book says, just the act of writing a book is bad enough.
        By the way not all Seals are morons and hypocrites, just these moron Seals who write books and do politcal ads.


    I already ordered it for my nook

  • twobits2

    Can’t wait to read the book. Love all these books coming out now detailing what a sham this man is.